Flora is an exhibition with an especial focus on our unique and distinctive plant life and environment.
It presents major new sculptural works by Josh Olley and Paul Dibble.
New paintings by Karl Maughan, Dick Frizzell, Jenna Packer, Nigel Brown, Russell Moses, Aiko Robinson and Susanne Kerr.
There are numerous conversations about how we look after our environment, what light does amongst plants and flowers. We see the iconic, the tender, and the great.
It features painting, sculpture, photography, a quite extraordinary tapestry and drawing from Paul McLachlan, important glass works by Ann Robinson and Garry Nash, two spherical Neil Dawson sculptures of considerable significance and achievement.
Rebecca Harris returns to the gallery with a suite of Christchurch works. Venice Biennale representative 2021 Yuki Kihara is included with a riveting lenticular work. Chris Heaphy traverses time, blending cultural motifs into still life visual poems. Darryn George takes us to the altar of the landscape, Wayne Barrar to the momentous and forever beautiful. Reuben Paterson melds glitter and light into a memorable profusion of flowers and leaves.